- A US-based Nigerian, Omololu Omotosho has berated Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state for appointing his younger sister as commissioner
- Okorocha of Imo state had on Monday, December 4 appointed his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the commissioner for happiness and couples fulfillment
- He said Okorocha should have learnt his lesson from criticism that greeted the building of Zuma’s statue in the state
A US-based Nigerian, Omololu Omotosho has berated Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state for appointing his younger sister as the new commissioner of happiness and couples’ fulfillment.
In a statement sent to NAIJ.com, Omotosho said that despite the public outcry that greeted Okorocha’s building of the statues of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and his counterpart from Liberia, Johnson Sirleaf, Okorocha should have learnt his lesson, rather than create more confusion in the state.
He said: "In this time when residents of Imo state need help, the governor, Rochas Okorocha, spent scarce money on erecting a statue, which a lot of Nigerians criticized. Now he has appointed his sister as commissioner of "happiness and couples' fulfilment."
“It appears Governor Okorocha is exhibiting signs of abnormality. This is not the kind of Change APC promised Nigerians. Let us change the change come 2019."
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state had on Monday, December 4 appointed his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the commissioner for happiness and couples fulfillment.
Ololo was among 27 new commissioners and 27 transition committee chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state sworn in by the governor on Monday, December 4.
Before her new appointment, she served as the governor’s deputy chief of staff and special adviser on domestic matters, the Punch reports.
The commissioner for happiness and couples’ fulfillment was also the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri federal constituency seat in 2015 and has served in various capacities since Okorocha became the state governor in 2011.
At the swearing in ceremony, the governor urged the appointees to prove their worth in the service of the state and her people.
Okorocha said: “You are the privileged group that has the opportunity to make names for yourselves. I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual.
"We shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type. Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness. You have been called to duty to help us to achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission Project.
“At this moment, I charge you all to be good ambassadors of the Rescue Mission wherever you find yourselves. To the Transition Committee Chairmen, you must ensure that ongoing projects must be completed especially the schools, chapels etc.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Nigerians reacted unfavorably to the news of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state appointing his sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the state’s commissioner for happiness and couple’s fulfillment.
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